By: Sandra Petersen
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), also known as spastic colon, spastic bowel, or colitis, is a gastrointestinal dysfunction affecting mostly females, usually beginning when the sufferer becomes 35. IBS is a condition, not a disease, and its cause is yet unknown.With Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the...
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By: Sharen Recanati
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder , sometimes can be miss Diagnosed,due to the fact that crones dies-es and IBS have similar symptoms except Crones is more severe,abdominal stomach cramping feeling tired and constant bouts of diarrhea are what...
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By: TD Small
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sometimes referred to as spastic colon, is a common complaint that affects between 10 and 15% of the population of the U.S. IBS is not a disease, but a functional disorder where the muscles of the digestive tract do not...
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By: Judy Evans
Irritable bowel syndromeIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified as a functional gastrointestinal disorder. The large intestine (the colon) is a long muscular tube. The muscles in the walls of the colon exhibit a peristaltic movement, alternately contracting and relaxing, pushing the contents forward, until by...
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By: James W. Coates
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that causes slight to severe pain in the abdomen, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhea. While never fatal, IBS makes life unbearable to sufferers. This common disorder affects one in five people at any...
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By: Cheryl Marly
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a problem in the abdomen or otherwise intestinal areas. Commonly used to determine if symptoms are IBS, is the Rome II criteria, which is a list of symptoms frequent in those with IBS. By using these, doctors are able to tell...
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By: Stephen Janowsky
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common intestinal disorder, which is found in ten to twenty percent of the general population. Women are affected more often than men. This disorder is characterized by abdominal pain and abnormal bowel movements, namely constipation, diarrhea, or both...
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By: MiLa Driver
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROMEAlso known as IBS, irritable bowel syndrome is a condition which includes a group of symptoms. It is not a disease as many people believe; it is a dysfunction of the bowel. Simply put, the bowel does not function as it should, causing...
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By: William Cobbs
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Symptoms and treatments IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) has its most frightening aspect that it is often misunderstood and even diagnosed as diverticulitis, as the polyps that lead to cancer can also appear when the diverticuli are irritated by IBS. IBS appears...
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By: Steve Christensen
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as functional bowel syndrome, spastic bowel, spastic colon, or irritable colon, affects 10 to 15 percent of the American population. The condition is defined as "abdominal pain and discomfort with altered bowel habits in the absence of any other...
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